Resources & Information
Parks and Recreation Program Brochure

The Parks and Recreation Program Brochure is printed four times a year. It will be available at the start of each registration period to be viewed online, or can be picked up at any of the following locations:  

            Elgin Parks and Recreation Brochure
2017 Winter
60124 zip code: 
  • Gail Borden Library – Rakow Branch, 2751 W. Bowes Rd
  • Bowes Creek Country Club, 1250 Bowes Creek Blvd
  • Toll Brothers Model Offices, 3511 Tournament Drive 

60123 zip code:

  • Elgin Township Office, 729 S. McLean Blvd
  • Wing Park Golf Clubhouse (during golf season), 1000 Wing St
  • The Highlands Golf Course Pro Shop, 875 Sports Way
  • Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Dr

60120 zip code:

  • Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave
  • Elgin Public Museum, 225 Grand Blvd
  • City Hall, 150 Dexter Ct
  • The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way
  • Eastside Recreation Center, 1080 E. Chicago St
  • Elgin Chamber, 31 South Grove 

Our registration sessions are:
  • Winter Session registration starts Nov 1
  • Spring Session registration starts Mar 1
  • Summer Session registration starts May 1
  • Fall Session registration starts Aug 1

Active Duty Military Discount
Active duty military personnel can receive a 50% discount on daily fees and charges for recreation activities at City of Elgin golf courses, swimming pools, and The Centre of Elgin. A 10% discount is available to active duty military personnel on any annual membership at The Centre of Elgin.

Outdoor Program Cancellations
For updated information regarding outdoor program cancellations call our Parks and Recreation hotline at 847-931-6140.

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
The Parks and Recreation Department works with the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA) to provide recreational opportunities for residents with disabilities.

The Lords Park Pavilion
Have your next gathering at the beautiful Lords Park Pavilion. Download the Lords Park Pavilion Rental Brochure.

Hosting a Special Event or Block Party?
Download a copy of Elgin’s Special Event Packet, or pick one up at City Hall, 150 Dexter Ct. Any questions can be directed to Barb Keselica, Special Events and Community Engagement Coordinator, at (847) 531-7056.

Elgin Parks and Recreation Facilities
View the most frequently used Elgin Parks and Recreation facilities. Visit the Elgin Parks website for an interactive view of Elgin's parks or view a list and map of all parks facilities. The numbers on the map correspond to the numbers on the list of Parks Facilities.

City of Elgin Golf Courses
The City of Elgin owns and operates three golf courses:

Elgin Sports Complex
The Elgin Sports Complex features 10 lighted softball fields, 10 full-size soccer fields, two sand volleyball courts, and The Hill, the Chicago area's premier BMX track.

Hemmens Cultural Center
Hemmens Cultural Center offers you the rare opportunity to experience legendary entertainers and world-class performing artists in an intimate setting.

Volunteer Opportunities
Many volunteer opportunities exist that would be perfect for your unique style. Sign up today.

Photo Policy
City of Elgin staff will periodically take photos of program participants and park visitors. These photos may be used in our publications, including seasonal program guides, facility brochures, advertisements, and our website. If you wish not to have your photo taken, please notify the photographer at that time.

Refund Policy
The City of Elgin reserves the right to refuse to register, or to expel any individual from participation in any program or class for any reason. Partial/full refunds or make ups will not be issued due to participant cancellation or failure to attend. Parks and Rec related cancellations will be rescheduled for the end of the season.